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Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs

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With Knox study abroad
, the world is your classroom! We offer nearly 40 different off-campus programs both inside and outside the United States, as well as the option to choose a non-Knox program, so you're sure to find your perfect study abroad fit.


Student Perspectives on Life Abroad

Ashley Wolfgang '14

Ashley Wolfgang '14
Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Ben Yoder-Henley '14

Ben Yoder-Henley '14
Antioch University, Buddhist Studies in India

More Student Perspectives

Kelli Kleitsch '13, Uganda
Michael Belitz '14, Australia
Yael Cody '14, Buenos Aires
Hannah Black '14, Tanzania
Marta Schneider '14, Japan
Eli Mulhausen '14, Thailand

Fast Facts

  • All need and merit-based financial aid from Knox follows you wherever you go, whether you're studying business in Chicago or ecology in Tanzania.

  • Most students study abroad their junior year, but we're flexible -- you can go whenever it fits into your educational plan.

  • The program you choose must be relevant to either your field of study or other academic interests, so you're always working toward your educational goals even when you're halfway around the world!

  • There is no cap on how many Knox students can go abroad -- even if the entire junior class decided to go to London for a term!

  • All of our programs fulfill the experiential learning graduation requirement.

  • Does another continent seem too far away? No problem! In addition to our 25 study abroad programs, Knox offers seven off-campus programs in the U.S.

  • Pressed for time? Check out Knox's six short-term programs

  • If the Knox study abroad programs aren't exactly what you had in mind, you are free to seek out an alternate program that's right for you. Our friendly and helpful staff at the Center for Global Studies is happy to aid you in your quest for the perfect program.

  • We've carefully chosen all of our programs to fit in with the liberal arts experience: while abroad, you will continue to have small class sizes and plenty of one-on-one attention from your instructors just like you do at Knox!

Costs and Expenses

Costs differ by program, but in most cases students are charged Knox tuition plus travel expenses. You can view the fees for the Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Besancon programs to get an idea of costs. Check the Web sites of the programs you’re interested in, and as always contact the Center for Global Studies at 309-341-7323. Remember: any financial aid you are receiving from Knox carries over to your study abroad program!

Semesters and Credits
Even though Knox’s trimester system differs from the semesters used by many schools, we make sure the credits transfer in a way that is fair and makes sense. Be sure to attend the information session on Fall Institute day for more details.

If you are not a Knox student but want to take Knox program courses while abroad, that's fine, too! Knox program courses are on the trimester schedule -- if your school is on a semester schedule, you may take one extra class (4 per term instead of 3). This way, the number of credits you earn abroad is comparable to the number of credits you would be earning at home. Talk to your school's Global Studies department about how trimester credits will transfer from Knox.

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Find out how to apply for our study abroad programs!

Getting In Touch
Students can make and receive calls from a host family's home, from a phone at their college, or from a cell phone purchased abroad. Students also have easy access to the Internet. If for any reason a parent is having trouble getting in touch with their student or vice-versa, contact the program's resident director or the Center for Global Studies at Knox.


Study abroad Flickr photo gallery

Study Abroad Photo Gallery
From Botswana to Costa Rica, view student study abroad photos in our Flickr gallery! Have photos to share?! Please contact the Center for Global Studies. (Photo left -- Botswana: University Immersion in Southern Africa, an ACM program)
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